Outings News

ICO Fall Adventure this Saturday

Posted on October 13th, 2014

Sierra Club ICO invites all participants to join us on a Fall Adventure.  We will be picking apples at Tuken’s Farm in West Alexandria, then exploring the Fall colors at Cox Arboretum in Dayton on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  We are asking all participants to arrive BY 9:00 am at Dater.   We will return to Dater at 4:30 pm.   Please make sure your child eats breakfast.  We will provide lunch at 12:30 and a snack later in the day.

There are three ways to meet up with us:

1.  Meet us at Dater and caravan with us

2.  Have a background check conducted and carpool with us

3.  Meet us at Tuken’s.


In order to participate, the ICO needs to have the Trip & Participant Information Form and the Sierra Club ICO Wavier SIGNED.  (link below)  If these two forms are not completed and signed, you will not be allowed to go on the trip.


If you have any questions about the outing, please contact Roberta Shawhan at 812-204-7921.

Additional Information:

1.  Our participants range in age from 6-12.

2.  If they want to meet us at Tuken’s that is fine-the tour starts at 11:30 am.

Information concerning Outings

Posted on September 24th, 2014

In order to participate on one of the Sierra Club’s outings, you will need to sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver prior to the outing, please seehttp://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/ or call 415-977-5630.

In the interests of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them.  Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

The Outings Committee has worked to find better ways to reach out to interested people regarding scheduled Outings or last-minute ones.  We now have a Meetup Group site; to join, first register with http://Meetup.com and then join our Group (http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/) to get the latest info on Outings and other events.  The Miami Group website (http://miami.ohiosierraclub.org/outings-list/) also has more up-to-date outings info than the Happenings newsletter.

INCLEMENT WEATHER may cancel an Outing. Be sure to check with a leader before heading out to an Outing if you question the weather.

Volunteers Needed

Posted on December 13th, 2013

Volunteers are needed:

1. To help maintain a fairly-new section of the Little Miami Trail in Terrace Park that Miami Group (in conjunction with Queen City Bike) has adopted (in place of the section we used to maintain on Wilmington Road). Our new section starts about a quarter-mile northeast of Avoca Park, and runs almost to the bike parking lot in Milford. We’re participating in the Adopt-a-Trail program run by the Friends of the Little Miami State Park (http://www.littlemiamistatepark.org/adopt-a-trail).

Volunteers clear the trail and trail shoulders of debris, honeysuckle, brush and small trees. We meet once or twice a month and work for 2-3 hours. It’s a great way to get outdoors and meet like-minded people! To be notified of upcoming work parties, join Meetup.com and then join the Miami Group Meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/.

2. To author, edit and/or post content to ou web site. As well: Volunteers to assist  in the conversion from WordPress to Drupal (we can teach you what you need to know). If interested, call Doug Jose at 513-470-5473.

Christmas Party December 14th!

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Bring an appetizer or dessert and your beverage. 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM at Avon Woods Nature Preserve, 4235 Paddock Road. For questions, contact Elizabeth Durrell: ejdurrell@mac.com or 513-481-1926. Snow emergency cancels. For more info see the Happenings article on page 3.

Please come join us for the next event in our collaborative water sampling in the lower Mill Creek Watershed. We will be collecting water quality data on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month in conjunction with groups on the Little Miami river and the Great Miami River. Come to the Wooden Shoe Hollow Retreat House as we collect the monitoring data from locations throughout the area.

Do you have a river or stream that you visit frequently that may be contaminated by an outside source? If so, we will make sure you have the training and equipment you need to monitor its quality. Our next water monitoring training is April 27, 2013.

We will be doing the training in light rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Also, please avoid wearing open-toed shoes. To RSVP email us at cleanwatersierraclub@gmail.com or let us know through our Facebook event page 



Miami Group Winter Retreat Feb 2-3

Posted on January 10th, 2013

February 2 – 3, 2013
Join us at the Grailville Retreat Center in Loveland for a great winter get-away. Visit with old friends and make new ones. Learn something new & have fun! See Page 3 of the Jan-Feb Happenings for more info and the registration form.

We must have your rregistration (form for 2013) by January 28th.! Grailville needs our numbers early!

Information and directions will be sent after registration. If you have questions, please contact:

Karen Nagel (nagelkm817@yahoo.com) 513-542-5259, or

Jean Kantor (njeank@fuse.net) 513-522-5941.